What is a memento? It is an object kept as a reminder of a person or event.
The word comes from the Latin, which translates as ‘Remember!’
Yes, it’s an imperative. It’s an order. It’s a command. Remember! Don’t forget!
Here’s a word for you. It’s ‘metonym’. It means a thing that stands for something bigger....
...Of course the real mementos are ourselves. Without us to remember the events, the cards and photos in the shoebox are just ‘objects’ with no thread to connect them.
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